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Update from BPS Birmingham Future Chair: Rebecca Simkiss

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Did someone mention BYPY?

Here we are in April, and a lot has happened since my update at the end of February! Future has had the most amazing start to the year; from Leaders Lunches and Airport Updates, to Speed Networking and a record-breaking Charity Sports Quiz – we have been busy as usual.

Our members have been given the chance to support hidden gem projects through our charity collaboration with LoveBrum (check them out –, enjoy their downtime a little more with our exclusive member only offers, and have exclusive behind the scenes access to the hidden delights of the city in our brand new #DiscoverBirmingham tours!

April is no exception. Upcoming highlights for the month include applications opening for the Future Mentoring Academy’s next round of Future Mentoring, and our city’s undergraduates celebrating their success at the Aspire Mentoring Awards. We have assessments being conducted for our ground-breaking and highly coveted 2016 / 2017 Graduate Apprentice scheme, networking on a barge along the Birmingham canal, wine tasting at Loki, and a combined event from our Development and Mentoring Committees about how hobbies can influence your professional development. Well, we like our offer to our members to be diverse!

Of course, the news we have all been waiting for has arrived, and our talented shortlist of BYPY16 finalists has been revealed. It’s the talk of the town already, and after months of planning and preparation, the big event is now just five weeks away!

You all should know that being a guest at BYPY16 goes beyond the best night in Birmingham’s professional calendar… it is your chance to be amongst the city’s very best – those who have made it today and those who are sure to be making it tomorrow.

BYPY16 takes place on Thursday 12 May 2016 and will transform the ICC into a glamorous and glitzy black tie awards venue to celebrate our city’s finest talent. As one of Future’s flagship events, and without doubt the highlight of the city region’s business calendar, our BYPY Committee is sure to make this year’s event the best yet.

The calibre of our 18 finalists is, once again, absolutely exceptional and a true testament to the wealth of amazingly talented young professionals we have in our fabulous city.

Tickets are already selling fast and we want you to be there on the night so tell your team, tell your friends, get the whole company involved and buy a table, or buy a ticket or two and we’ll seat you with some great professionals for the evening. Here is all the information you need to secure your place

BYPY16 will be one to remember. Make sure that you are part of the city’s most glamourous awards night. I will see you there!